Rudolf Steiner: "When we have died, the essential thing is memory. When we reincarnate, what is essential is a vision of the future. These two are related to one another as cause and effect. Everything that we experience in the last moment of dying is the gathering together of all previous lives. In Devachan this is transformed from what is connected with the past into what is connected with the future. These two moments can form an important signpost pointing to quite definite connections in two or more succeeding incarnations."